Station Creating Digital Library of TV Newscasts as Internet Resource

Jul 12, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Boston’s public television station has begun an effort to digitize its past television newscasts along with those from other local TV stations, the Boston Globe reports.

The goal for WGBH-TV is to build a video catalog of Boston history via the daily newscasts, and to make the library available over the Internet. TV news from WGBH’s archives includes Barack Obama protesting outside Harvard University in 1990, Martin Luther King Jr. marching in the area in 1965 and Fidel Castro visiting Boston in 1959, the piece adds.

The service is being funded with $900,000 in grants from nonprofit groups and federal agencies, the story says. "The big effort is bringing together otherwise fierce rivals," the piece adds.

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